“Frank Lloyd Wright’s Forgotten House” the Subject of a New Book

We’re excited to announce that the final manuscript for the new book  “Frank Lloyd Wright’s Forgotten House” has been sent to the University of Wisconsin Press to prepare for publishing (April 2021.) We’re thrilled to be working with the creative and thoughtful team at UW Press, who began the process by soliciting expert reviewers to make valued suggestions on early drafts.

this is substantial and will have great interest as it fills in important gaps in our knowledge of one of the most important segments of Wright’s career.”

– Blind Peer Reviewer.

The protagonist in this story is the Elizabeth Murphy House, the tiny cottage in Shorewood Wisconsin designed by Wright that had been lost and was rediscovered in 2015. So the story begins by unravelling the mystery of how a house by the world’s most famous architect might become lost in the first place.

The book includes a Foreword by Barbara Gordon, Executive Director of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, and photographs by the amazing Sara Stathas.

Follow this blog or our instagram page for more information about dates, outlets and readings. Stay tuned.

*Image: The Elizabeth Murphy House in 1929. Photo courtesy: Shorewood Historical Society.

6 thoughts on ““Frank Lloyd Wright’s Forgotten House” the Subject of a New Book

  1. Congratulations! Commercial publishing is a tough nut to crack. It is wonderful that you have a good publisher for a book that will add new material to many Wright libraries!

  2. Into the ebonized horizontal cypress banding of The Murphy House windows is the genius of mind games that manipulates compression and expansion of space to “ready the visitor”. Use of under engineered natural materials, by design orientation and intended play of the seasonal room sunlight . It’s all there, economy yet exaggeration
    and framing of natures space. Over the horizon design before it’s time this Prairie Style, budget be damed. But most importantly even now into this century of “stewards” of Wright Sites are the personal stories as subtle yet demanding as the horizontal raked mortor bonding a Wright structure to it’s site. From the grand Prairie Style homes to the elegant Usonian restraint all dependent on the embedded narrative of the genius that is “Wright”, never wrong and often not so nice. Who would of thought, factory built homes a century ago! Looking forward to adding the “Forgotten House…” to the storied shelf.

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